Loyola University Maryland


Michiko Iwasaki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Office: BE 228
Telephone: 410-617-2743
Email: MIwasaki@loyola.edu


  • A.A. (Home Economics), Soai College, Osaka, Japan
  • B.A. (Psychology), Maryville University
  • M.A. (Clinical Psychology), Southern Illinois University
  • Graduate Certificate (Gerontology), Southern Illinois University
  • Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology), Ball State University
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Washington School of Medicine

Scholarly Interests:

Minority mental health, geropsychology, inter-racial couples, family caregiving, long-term care, positive psychology, community participatory research, and social justice.

Representative Publications:

Thai, C.J., Lyons, H.Z., Lee, M.R., & Iwasaki, M. (2017). Microaggressions and self-esteem in emerging Asian Americans adults: The moderating role of racial socialization. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 8: 83-93. doi.org/10.1037/aap0000079

Iwasaki, M., Thai, C.J., & Lyons, H.Z. (2016). Perceptions of societal microaggressions in Japanese American women married to White American men. Journal of Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 5: 180-196. doi.org/10.1037/cfp0000065

Iwasaki, M., Pierson, M.E., Madison, D., & McCurry, S.M., (2015). Long-term-care planning and preferences among Japanese American baby boomers: A comparison to Non-Japanese Americans. The Journal of Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 15: 1-11. doi: 10.1111/ggi.12601

Zucchero, R.A., Iwasaki, M., Lewis, M. M., Lee, JY., & Robbins, M. (2014). Social
justice training within geropsychology: Using non-traditional pedagogies to cultivate a future competent workforce. The Counseling Psychologist, 42(7): 946-971. doi.org/10.1177/0011000014540342

Iwasaki, M., & Brown, A. (2014). Qualitative application of Schwartz et al.’s Acculturation Model: A sample of Japanese American women. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 5(4): 325-334. doi.org/10.1037/a0035949

Course Offerings:

PY243: Adult Development
PY244: Lifespan Development
PY620: Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
PY621: Principles & Practice of Psychotherapy
PY644: Advanced Human Development

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